cjโ€™s one hundred and thirteen comments

  • Re: Playing for a Contra Dance.

    banana512 - we use our foot, old-time style, too. To make sure we all get the message (there's usually a dozen of us) we require ALL of us to raise a foot. Like the Rockettes ๐Ÿ™‚ But it gives us confidence that we all know what's happening and we're good ... more…

  • Re: Stupid Filter

    The flag bikini was photo-shopped - here's the story: more…

  • Wednesdays at 7:30 now. Two of our musicians just spent time at Zouk Fest, and a couple came back from Alasdair Fraser's Fiddle Camp, too. Another one was at Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp last summer. One of our fiddlers just took 3rd place at the Southwest ... more…

  • Re: Otherworldly tunes

    Oliver Sacks's latest book, Musicophilia, talks about this kind of experience - it's not uncommon. Some people have it as they are becoming hard of hearing, some people have it if they're in a "solitude" place for a long time (on the ocean on a sailboat f... more…

  • Re: Sessioners Guestmap

    Yeah, I tried to make mine purple, but it came out red. So just be aware that the person south of Reverand is *not* an accordion/concertina. I'm more of a Toby mug ๐Ÿ™‚ more…

  • Re: Any players in Durango, CO.?

    Well, Dgo's not quite a "city" yet I don't think ๐Ÿ™‚, and there'll be posters around town for the dances, which are held on the first Sat of the month at the VFW at 15th and Main. There's a big Celtic fest every year, too, so you'll find some there. It wou... more…

  • Re: Any players in Durango, CO.?

    Well, yes there are, tho I don't think there's a session. Ask around at the contra dances - there's a harpist that can get you in touch with the fiddlers and more that play, and one of the fiddler's husbands does the sound often. Dgo has a good number of ... more…

  • Re: Pop goes the Weasle?

    Roaring Jelly just put together a jig set for a contra dance of Here We Go Looby Lou/Pop Goes the Weasel/Eating Goober Peas/Daisy (Daisy is a 16-bar tune and has to be played twice for once thru the dance, but we asked the caller if it was ok - at least w... more…

  • Re: New site section: Events

    Wunnerful, wunnerful - oh, that comment belongs on the Lawrence Welk polka site, so I'll revise it - more…

  • Re: Soldier’s joy - Bluegrass tune

    It's one of those tunes that gets around. There's a Norwegian set dance to it, and that's why one of the alternate names for it in the tune database here is Seksmanrill. If you search the tune base for SJ there's quite a long discussion. more…